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Casein Protein

Also indexed as:Milk Protein, Protein (Casein), Protein (Milk)
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How to Use It

Some benefits of casein protein have been demonstrated with as little as 20 grams per day. For improving body composition with weight training, 1.5 grams of casein protein per 2.2 pounds body weight per day has been effective.

Where to Find It

Milk protein is 70 to 80% casein, so milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products are high in casein. Nondairy foods sometimes contain added casein as a whitening or thickening agent. Casein is also used in some protein supplements.

Possible Deficiencies

People who do not include dairy foods in their diets do not consume casein. However, the amino acids in casein protein are available from other sources, and a deficiency of these amino acids is unlikely in a typical Western diet.

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